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Suess (Martian crater)

Suess Crater is an impact crater in the Mare Australe quadrangle of Mars, located at 67.1°S latitude and 178.6°W longitude. It is 79.2  km in diameter and was named after Eduard Suess, and the name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).[1]

Why craters are important

The density of impact craters is used to determine the surface ages of Mars and other solar system bodies.[2] The older the surface, the more craters present. Crater shapes can reveal the presence of ground ice.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Suess". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/slidesets/stones/
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